‘The Essence of the Music Business – Contracts’ addresses understandably the problematic issues and the business that is formed around it. The main focus is on where it most intensively touches its authors – artists and their management. It is the place where all the necessary licenses are ultimately granted.
This book deals with what artists usually must arrange in order to achieve their goals. The book deals not only with the most important types of contracts in the industry, but it also takes note their effects on another. Although the book is specially intended for managers and artists, it is also a useful guide to other professionals in the field.
The author of the book has over 20 years of experience in the international music business as a manager and legal advisor. This book is his first book dedicated to international distribution.
About the author
Mika Karhumaa is a Finnish music manager, legal adviser and an author. He has been a manager for various artists and industry in general for over twenty years. He has lectured a lot on the subject, for example, at the Sibelius Academy, Arcada or HEO to name a few. He studied law at the University of Turku. He specializes in international contract law and copyright.
As a manager, he is probably best known for his collaboration with Winterborn and Celesty.
In year 2014 he started writing the current mission – a systematic book series about international music business and the global practice that people within the industry have complied with. ‘The Essence of the Music Business – Contracts’ is the first part of this series. The second part of the series, ‘Philosophy’, was published in fall 2018. The last and final part of this series - 'Strategy' will be released in 2019. More information and articles about music business is available at www.mikakarhumaa.fi